Janet McClure Beyer

June 8, 1949 - March 30, 2023
April 7, 2023 8 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Janet McClure Beyer (nee Gordon) passed away at the young age of 73 in the loving arms of her dedicated and caring husband Lex in their home in Devon, Alberta on March 30, 2023. After a 7-month battle with cancer - a diagnosis that she faced with grace and optimism and true to Jan’s feisty Glaswegian spirit, she fought like a warrior until her last breath.

She is survived by her loving husband Karl Alexander (Lex) Beyer, adored Daughters Lynn Paterson and Lesley (Brent) Trimming. Grandchildren Connor, Caleigh and Chloe and cherished Great Grandson Tanner. Stepdaughter Trish (Jason) Grandchildren Andre, Lily, Liam, Willow and Stepdaughter Candice (Ben) Grandchildren Morgan, Tony, Austin. Her older brother Archie (Irene) Gordon and her younger sister Deirdre (Jimmy) Dunbar. Along with many treasured cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Jan was welcomed into Heaven by her parents William (Bill) and Letitia (Letty) Gordon and her older sister Anne Stewart.

Jan brightened the lives of others by sharing her love of entertaining. Her amazing dinner parties, garden parties, barbeques and bottomless martini parties - Jan was always the “Hostess with the Mostess”! Jan would always jokingly say “every guest is a blessing- some when they enter and some when they leave!” One thing for sure - you never left feeling unloved or hungry.

Jan had a successful and rewarding 36-year career with DynaLIFE, she touched the lives of numerous colleagues and patients. She cherished her work family and made lifelong friendships. Her leadership, drive and tenacity was inspiring to everyone she encountered.

The family would like to thank Dr. Vernon Chichak for his skilled & compassionate care of Jan for over the past 30 years. The last 7 months of treatments and care from the amazing doctors, nurses and care givers at the Cross Cancer institute. The empathy, kindness, impeccable care and pain management that was extended to our Mum in her fight against cancer was exemplary - you truly are a team of angels.
You will be forever missed, the best of you will always live within us sweet Jan – Wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend xoxo

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life for Jan on Saturday May 6, 2023 at 2:30pm at:
River West Christian Church
19815 – 45th Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta

Mum did love her flowers, however, if you so choose, Memorial donations can be made to SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) in her Memory.
Donate - Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (scarscare.ca)

  1. To my dear friends and family.
    Learning about your mom’s passing saddens me for all of you! It’s the ones that stay behind that suffer the loss the most.
    Nonetheless, Janice left you with an abundance mosaic of memories and enough DNA to continue the legend of her kindness and hospitality.
    Janices family is blessed beyond measure for the gifts she bestowed on her children and family.
    For her love and dedication.
    The friends and friendships she forged over her lives were many.
    I was fortunate enough to have met her. I often watched her grace and quiet countenance. She will not be forgotten, neither will the memories.
    God bless her descent to heaven and God bless all of those that will stay behind for now.
    All of my love, and out sincere condolences go to you and your family. My heart feels for yours.
    Luise and Claudia MCCAFFREY

  2. Our dear friend, Jan, was a beautiful and graciousness woman. She truly cared for those she called her friends.
    Words are inadequate to express the sense of loss we feel but also know that she would want us to celebrate her life with smiles in our hearts as we remember her with joy and love 💗

  3. Lesley,and Lynn the loss of your Mother is hard to comprehend but your Mom had more courage and hope than anyone we know.
    Lesley let’s carry on with her courage and listen to her pop idle Cliff Richards and dance in her honor.

    Graham Neeves
    To all the family, we are so very sorry and deeply sadden by the loss of our wonderful beautiful friend who fought so hard for so long and overcame many challenges in a way the only Jan could do. She will be forever in our thoughts and memories as we had so many good times together. Jan was always there for us no matter what and was always ready to think of others before herself in her own perfect way.

  4. Our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences

  5. I’m truly sorry for the loss of a wonderful woman. She will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences go out to you all 💕💕

  6. Oh Jan I am sure going to miss your sense of humour 🙂 you always were so beautiful. Thank you for inviting us to your home and the many visits at the lab. We will miss you dearly
    Sharon (dynalife) ♥️

  7. Janet was an amazing woman … smart , talented, hard working, loving passionate. She loved her children, grandchildren, families, friends coworkers. She will be sadly missed! A bright spirit has moved on to a higher plane… may we all meet again someday. Love to her siblings, families and friends…. she’ll never be forgotten. Love Mary Jane

  8. Thank you for the beautiful celebration of Jan’s life. Even though we worked together some years ago I still considered Jan a good friend. There was a lot to admire about her. I can’t recall her ever saying anything bad about someone and always lifted people up. She was a great co-worker and could get blood out of a stone. It was my pleasure to have known her and she is someone I aspire to be like. My sincere condolences to Leslie, Lynn Lex and everyone who loved her.

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